Shugendo Now

Jean-Marc Abela
Mark Patrick McGuire
1 hour and 28 minutes


Everywhere you go you can find a sacred mountain.

How does one return to the city after an enlightening experience in the mountains?

More poetic than analytical, this film explores how a group of modern Japanese people integrate the myriad ways mountain learning interacts with urban life. With intimate camera work and a sensual sound design the viewer is taken from deep within the Kumano mountains to the floating worlds of Osaka and Tokyo and back again.